The seminar was organised under the auspices of H E Talal Sulaiman al Rahbi, deputy secretary general of the Supreme Council for Planning at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Muscat.
Representatives from the government, large-scale energy consumers, Dutch and Omani companies and organisations, as well as potential investors and SME support organisations participated in the event.
According to a press release, the seminar was organised with the aim of identifying opportunities for the Netherlands to support Oman in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors; as well as to help the private sector to mobilise and take up the opportunities that were presented at the seminar.
“Wind and solar energy will become more important in the future, as will the efficient use of energy. Oman recognises this fully; and we were happy to see experts from different sectors exchanging knowledge and expertise in these fields”, elucidated H E Laetitia van Asch, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
“Shell Development Oman was pleased to support the seminar, as it enabled participants to engage with industry leadership in discussions that have a direct impact on their future and that of the sultanate. Our efforts in this regard are complementary to organisations such as the Embassy of the Netherlands, and will definitely pave a way to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability”, said Steven Moerman, energy transition project manager of Shell Development Oman.
Shell Development Oman is committed to supporting energy transition in Oman. In keeping with this, the company continues to lend its support to initiatives such as the Embassy of the Netherlands’ seminar on energy transition, while focusing on delivering its Solar into Schools project and fostering the development of human capital in the energy sector in Oman.